Negotiating and mediating 
Problem-solving Advice

Draw on a unique combination of mediation insight, international diplomatic experience and negotiating acumen. Reframe problems using professional mediation technique, then tackle them with skill and subtlety. Focus on practical, creative solutions. Look hard at the cost of losing – and the cost of winning

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Public speaking and presenting 
Presenter Coach Speechwriter

Giving speeches, writing speeches, delivering a PowerPoint talk, organising events, drafting press releases and working up media strategies. They are all one basic life-skill: conveying messages in a way that is memorable and convincing. You do this by combining structure with stories and signposts

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Brexit v UKinEU (7): Cambridge Union Debate

So. Off to Cambridge tomorrow, to take part in a Cambridge Union debate: This House Believes The UK is better off in the EU This one raises interesting public speaking challenges. It’s a high-powered debate, not a conference presentation or lecture or TV interview. There has to be a goodly […]

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Speeches for Leaders: Cicero Awards 2016

My methods work (as if any of you doubted it). A speech I drafted for Sir John Sawers on the broad themes of Technology, Security, Freedom has won a 2016 Cicero Award over in the USA under the Public Policy heading. The Cicero 2016 Grand Award went to Dain Dunston for […]

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Brexit v UKinEU (6): Education

What do younger British people actually know about the European Union? Three younger Crawfs have been making their way through the posh end of the UK education system. Two have finished University and (praise the Lord) are working. Crawf Minima is hurtling towards GCSEs. I have conducted detailed research into […]

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Brexit v UKinEU (5): The Blogs

Back in the day when this blog generated new material like a whirling dervish on heat, I contributed to the BritBlog Roundup – a self-appointed group of bloggers who took it upon themselves to assemble more or less thematic round-ups from the blogosphere as a contribution to the common weal. […]

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Brexit v UKinEU (4): Treaties

A reader asks very pertinent Brexit questions: Is the referendum we are having on 23rd June our only chance to leave the EU? In other words, if we voted to stay in this time, would we ever be able to, or have another opportunity  to leave again? There seems to […]

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